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When Gretel Was Fifteen

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When Life Was Young at the Old Farm in Maine: Large Print

When Life Was Young At the Old Farm in Maine: Large Print By C. A. Stephens Away down East in the Pine Tree State, there is a lake dearer to my heart than all the other waters of this fair earth, for its shores were the scenes of my boyhood, when Life was young and the world a romance still unread. Dearer to the heart;-for then glowed that roseate young joy and faith in life and its grand possibilities; that hope and confidence that great things can be done and that the doing of them will prove of high avail. For such is ever our natural, normal first view of life; the clear young brain's first vision of this wondrous bright universe of earth and sky; the first picture on the sentient plate of consciousness, and the true one, before error blurs and evil dims it; a joy and a faith in life which as yet, on this still imperfect earth of ours, comes but once, with youth. The white settlers called it the Great Pond; but long before they came to Maine, the Indians had named it Pennesseewassee, pronounced Penny-see-was-see, the lake-where-the-women-died, from the Abnaki words, penem-pegouas-abem, in memory, perhaps, of some unhistoric tragedy. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

When Polly Was Eighteen

Emma C Dowd (nee Kratzenstein, 1863-1942) was an American author of children's books and poetry who is best known for her series of Polly stories for older girls. This title was first published in 1921.

Where the Blue Begins

In a society of anthropomorphised canines, Gissing, a debonair young dog about town, adopts some orphaned puppies and begins to yearn for a more meaningful existence than his pleasant life in suburban Canine Estates. Simultaneously a fairy tale, a story about dogs, an allegory, and a satire, this fantastic and thought-provoking story full of beauty and meaning is worthy of a place on any bookshelf and is highly recommended for fans and collectors of Morley?s work. Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957) was an American novelist, poet, and journalist. Many antiquarian books such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Whispers at Dawn, Or, the Eye

As Johnny Thompson put out a hand to ring the door bell of that brownstone house facing the deserted grounds of the Chicago Century of Progress and the lake, the door opened without a sound. He looked up, expecting to see a face, hear a voice, perhaps. The voice came: ?Step inside, please.? But there was no face. The space before him was empty.A little puzzled, he stepped into the narrow passageway. Instantly in a slow, silent manner that seemed ominous, the door closed behind him.The place was all but dark. Certainly there was no lamp; only a curious blue illumination everywhere. A little frightened, he put out a hand to grip the door knob. It did not give to his touch. Indeed it was immovable as the branch of an oak. ?Locked!? he muttered. Then for a space of seconds his heart went wild. From the wall to the right of him had flashed a pencil of white light. Like an accusing finger it fell upon something on the opposite wall. And that something was an eye, an eye in the wall,?or so it seemed to the boy. And even as he stared, with lips parted, breath coming short and quick, the thing appeared to wink.?

White Fang

Jack London's classic tale of survival relates the trials and triumphs of White Fang, a wild wolf turned pet. White Fang's life in the Wild is difficult. Eventually, he joins a pack of men and he must learn new laws. White Fang's adventures surviving nature, battling his enemies, and learning to live with man has been adapted for young readers. White Fang's strength and courage are tested in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of London's White Fang. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8.

White Fire

Johnny Thompson started, then stared with dilated pupils at a spot on thealuminum casting before him. The spot, a jagged notch left by imperfectwork in the foundry, turned first a dull red, then a bright red, then aglowing white.Mechanically his hand touched the valve of his oxy-acetylene torch. Yes,it was as he had believed, the acetylene valve was closed. The oxygenvalve was open, it was true, but the drum which had contained oxygenunder a thousand pounds pressure was empty. In fact, he was waiting forthe arrival of a new drum. That was what made the thing seem strange,impossible! It was a miracle, only miracles don't happen in suchplaces--he was working in the heart of a great industrial plant whichturned out automobiles in twenty carload lots and airplanes by thehundreds.Johnny scratched his chin and stared at the white spot. True, the nozzleof his torch was aimed at that spot; but five minutes before it hadsput-sputted for a few seconds, then died down to an insignificant flamegiving too little heat for any sort of welding. He had cut that flameoff, yet now, before his very eyes the metal glowed white hot......

White Otter

This thrill-a-minute classic Western novel is a sequel to Gregor's bestseller The Red Arrow. The hero of both novels, a young Sioux warrior named White Otter, finds himself fighting for his family's survival in the aftermath of a massive campaign against the Pawnees.

White Tail the Deer’s Adventures (Illustrated Edition)

Walsh (1865-1941) was an American author, known particularly for his large number of children's books for different age groups. This work formed part of the Twilight Animal Series, a collection of stories for children aged 4 - 10 featuring such characters as Buster the Brown Bear, Bobby Grey Squirrel and Bumper the White Rabbit. These White Tail the Deer stories are reprinted from the edition of 1922 and include the four original full-page illustrations by the accomplished children's book illustrator Edwin John Prittie and a facsimile of the cover. Please note that it was not possible to reproduce the illustrations in colour in this Echo Library reprint.

Whitefoot the Wood Mouse: In Easy-To-Read Type

As the days grow colder, little Whitefoot the Wood Mouse decides it is time to find a warm, safe place to spend the winter. The happy little creature finds the perfect spot in Farmer Brown's barn, where he meets a friendly stranger, tumbles into a life-threatening situation, and learns the meaning of the word "trust."A master storyteller, Thornton Burgess instills in his young readers important lessons about animals, nature, and the environment. Rich in the warmth, simplicity, and nostalgic charm of an earlier day, this entertaining tale will beguile today's youngsters as much as it enthralled children generations ago.